Sports Barrister Graham Gilbert twice represents the BHA in disciplinary panels involving trainer Dean Ivory
22nd August 2017
Sports Barrister Graham GilbertGraham GilbertCall: 2015 has represented the BHA twice in disciplinary panels involving trainer Dean Ivory.
The disciplinary panel in Dean Ivory - Links Drive Lady concerned the cross-contamination of the horse with hayfever medicine, as a result of contacts between the horse and her keepers, who were using hayfever medicine to alleviate their symptoms at the time.
The disciplinary panel in Dean Ivory - Wotadoll involved the cross-contamination of Wotadoll with O-desmethyltramadol, a metabolite of tramadol which had been prescribed to a stable lad following surgery. The stable lad had been urinating in Wotadoll’s stable, causing the cross-contamination. The hearing attracted significant press coverage in The Guardian, The Telegraph and The Racing Post as well as numerous calls to end the practice.